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A BRIEF HISTORY...
THE FIRST CUPCAKE
The English take claim to the first mention of "cupcakes" in 1796. Their tiny "fairy" tea cakes were often baked in individual pottery cups. rather than our modern day tins.
Fairy cakes were named as such because of their petite size -- small enough to be served to the delight the residents of the elemental kingdom.
The word "fairy" (or "fairie") appeared around 1300, referring to "enchantment" and "magic." We certainly agree Toadstool® cupcakes are both enchanting and magical.
When Larry converted their home's basement into a commercial kitchen for Lisa to make her cream filled custom cakes and sell them to the public, the last thing they were thinking of was starting a national franchise... they just wanted to follow their passion for all things sweet and yummy and bring a sense of wonder and fun into the world of desserts and share it with their community.
Thirty years and six bakeries later, Larry's baking skills and Lisa's personal cream filled cake recipes became the essential ingredients for the creation of the Toadstool dessert.
LARRY AND LISA
ALL FROM A DREAM!
Larry and Lisa's daughter came up with the idea of rebranding their Eugene, Oregon cupcake shop in the fall of 2013. She literally woke up from a dream where she saw a toad standing next to a cupcake shaped like a mushroom and said, "Dad you're now Toadstool Cupcakes."
She and her husband designed the logo and Larry and Lisa were challenged to create a dessert to match their vision. They put their creativity to the test, and re-invented the cupcake! Toadstool Cupcakes was an instant success and the family owned bakery was voted one of Eugene's favorite dessert places.
In 2016, Toadstool Cupcakes relocated to Portland, Oregon in the Hawthorne Business District. In two short years they became Oregon's top rated cupcake shop with rave reviews on Yelp and Google and were recognized as one of America's best bakeries.
All the cupcakes were baked on site, handmade, home grown, harvested daily and of course...
Toadstools is a fast food, casual "take out" concept that specializes in only ONE product- the Toadstool dessert. Our bakeries are located in high traffic, easy accessible locations with plenty of free parking. We rely primarily on online ordering along with "walk-in" business. There is no dining "in". All production(baking and decorating) is done onsite at our "Bakery". Each Bakery, depending on it's territory will have the opportunity to service and deliver to their own retail shops.
We are looking for franchise owners who can be as passionate about the Toadstool concept as we are and who have integrity, a strong work ethic, and a desire to be part of a team that brings to their community this unique and fun culinary experience.
We expect you to possess excellent managerial, sales, and customer relations skills as well as prior experience.in the food service industry.
Our group of professionals will work side by side with each of our franchisees to deliver what they need so that they enjoy owning Toadstools as much as we do.
All franchisees will undergo weeks of "hands on" training and will be provided with a 250 page operations manual to make sure each Toadstool dessert is made to the same quality standards everywhere.
24 FLAVORS EVERY DAY!
There's nothing like 'em on the planet!
An original dessert that's a combination of a mini cake with a whipped cream topping dipped chocolate ganache, with whimsical handmade decorations.
24 every day flavors with additional rotating seasonal flavors.
Just the right size...3-4 bites. Fun for all occasions-birthdays, corporate events, weddings, graduations, showers...
Customers can walk in and order 1 or 1,000!
Toadstools has an initial franchise fee of $30,000 for each Bakery shop which includes your first Retail Shop. Each additional Retails Shop will incur a $5,000 fee depending on your territory.
Royalties collected are 5% of weekly gross revenue, and the Advertising Fee is 1% of weekly gross revenue.
For a single full-sized production bakery, you should be capable of investing or securing financing for an estimated range of $300,600 to $462,800 per bakery, depending on the market where you wish to be located and the extent of leasehold improvements needed at your site. This includes an estimate of your rent for the first three months and operating capital for a minimum of three months.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
MUST I BE INVOLVED WITH OPERATING MY BUSINESS?
We strongly recommend that you (or one of your owners if you are a corporation or partnership), participate fully in the actual day-to-day operation and supervision of the Franchise. However, you may designate an operations manager to assume responsibility for day-to-day operations. Any managers you employ to help you to operate the franchise must complete the training programs.
DOES TOADSTOOLS PROVIDE FINANCING?
Toadstools does not provide financing.
WHAT TERRITORIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR DEVELOPMENT?
Toadstools is actively seeking franchises in California, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Other territories will be considered on a case-by-case basis. You may indicate the territory you are interested in developing when completing the Preliminary Information Form.
DOES TOADSTOOLS ASSIST WITH SITE SELECTION AND LEASING?
You are responsible for finding the location of the Franchise Premises. If you request assistance in selecting a site for a Franchise Premises, we may provide reasonable assistance in finding a location acceptable to you.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME A TOADSTOOLS FRANCHISEE?
Much of the time needed to become a franchisee depends on how quickly you move through the discovery process. Typically it takes between 30 to 45 days for you to fully evaluate our concept, for us to get to know each other and to mutually decide whether or not you and Toadstools are a good fit. After signing your franchise agreement and finding a site, your shop could be open in 4 to 9 months, dependent mostly on the length of time needed to find an acceptable site.
HOW MUCH MONEY CAN I MAKE?
Toadstools does not predict the sales or profitability of any new locations. Much of your success will be attributed to how well you operate your Bakery and how closely you follow our processes and systems. Because you are making a substantial investment in your business, you should perform any financial projections as part of your business plan.
HOW MUCH TRAING WILL I RECEIVE.?
Toadstools will provide one week of initial training usually within 30-45 days after you sign the franchise agreement and two weeks of training on site at your Bakery before you open. Optional Grand Opening training is also available as well as any additional assistance required.
CAN I COMBINE TOADSTOOLS WITH MY EXISTING FOOD SERVICE RELATED BUSINESS.
Toadstools is a stand alone Bakery concept. We make and sell only Toadstools to the general public on a retail basis. We do not wholesale to distributors or other food service businesses. We are a fast food take out only bakery with no seating for dining in. We do not serve coffee or allow any other food to be sold or served.
The information on this website is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only and is not directed to any person in any state. An offering can only be made by a Franchise Disclosure Document, which must be registered in certain states. We will not sell a franchise unless our Franchise Disclosure Document has been delivered to the purchaser before the sale in compliance with state and federal law.
We will not offer or sell a franchise unless the franchise offering is registered in the state where the purchaser resides or where the franchise will be located, if required by state law and no exemption applies. Registration in any state or province is not an endorsement by the state or province. The following states require registration or exemption of our franchise offering. Unless and until we have obtained the required registration or exemption in these states, we are not offering franchises to residents of, or for franchises to be placed in, these states: California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. We endeavor to maintain active registration in the following states: [California, Utah and Washington]. To find out about our current status in your state, please contact us.
If you desire a franchise and are a resident in one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless we have complied with or are exempt from any applicable presale registration or disclosure requirements in your jurisdiction.